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Enzyme breakthrough could help protect crops
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An antibiotic-producing enzyme in oats could be used to protect major cereal crops from fungal diseases.
Scientists from the Norwich Research Park (NRP) claim that this solution could protect crops from 'take all', a disease estimated to affect half the UK's wheat crops costing the agricultural industry up to £60 million per year.